The following are the names of the Ethiopian or Abyssinian months, with the days on which they begin in the Julian calendar, or old style: The additional or epagomenal days begin on the 24th of August.
Technical.The standard year of the Ancient Egyptians consisted of twelve months of thirty days i each, with five epagomenal days, in all 365 days.
Ultimately the Egyptians gave names to the months taken from festivals celebrated in them, in order as follows:Thoth, Paophi, Athyr, Choiak, Tobi, Mechir, PhamenOth, Pharmuthi, Pachons, Payni, Epiphi, Mesore, the epagomenal days being then called the short year.
This Sothic period r era of 1460 years, during which the Egyptian New Years day travelled all round the Sothic year, is recorded by Greek and Roman writers at least as early as the 1st century B.C. The epagomenal days appear on a monument of the Vth Dynasty and in the very ancient Pyramid texts.
Year, retaining the Egyptian months, with a sixth epagomenal day every fourth year.
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